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The Precourt Institute for Energy is part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

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Net Zero Energy Executive Education

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Program Dates: December 9-13, 2024 
Application Deadline: November 1, 2024
Delivery: In-person only
Cohort Size: 30 Students
Tuition: $15,000 USD
Program tuition includes individual accommodation, all meals, and course materials

Faculty Directors

Roland Horne, Thomas Davies Barrow 
Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford 
University; Director, Stanford Precourt 
Institute for Energy



  Yi Cui, Professor of Materials Science and 
  Engineering, Faculty Director, Sustainability 
  Accelerator, Stanford Doerr School of 

This course provides learners with a deep understanding of energy technologies that can be strategically deployed across complex, global organizations to achieve enterprise-wide emissions reduction. 


What are the technologies and policies that are driving energy transition? 
How can they be employed to decarbonize an enterprise across its value-chain? 

The Net Zero Energy Executive Education program is designed to empower leaders with the essential knowledge, skills, and tools to tackle the challenge of steering their organization towards a net zero operation.

Co-created and taught by world-renowned faculty from Stanford University. This interdisciplinary collaboration will give you multiple perspectives and insights from the leading minds in strategy, energy technology, innovation, policy, and more. It’s a uniquely Stanford experience designed to help experienced and emerging enterprise leaders make a powerful impact on their organizations and the world.


Identifying and implementing solutions requires a strategic and innovative mindset. The Net Zero Energy program empowers aspiring, emerging, and experienced leaders to more effectively develop, promote, lead, and measure the impact of decarbonization efforts across their organization. The program's use case-driven approach leverages real-world scenarios and case studies to demonstrate how clean energy technologies and strategies can be applied across different industries and sectors. This approach allows participants to develop tailored strategies that are relevant and specific to their organization or sector. This unique 1-week program is an in-person only, intensive on-campus experience. Students who complete this course earn a Certificate of Completion in Net Zero Energy Executive Education. 

Key Benefits

  • Become a more effective and informed leader to advocate for and accelerate change across your organization.
  • Enhance your ability to make the strategic, business, and value-creation case for net zero implementation.
  • Explore the economics of carbon-reducing business models and frameworks for innovation.
  • Expand your breadth of knowledge about key energy sector topics and trends to better manage risks and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Become a more effective leader, communicator, and decision-maker to act with power, and implement scalable solutions.


The program provides participants with a thorough understanding of the science of climate change, including the relationship between energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.  Participants will learn how to identify the major energy technologies and develop a customized strategy to achieve energy net zero. The program encompasses a wide range of carbon-reduction measures and technologies, such as energy efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and financing energy transitions. Participants will learn how to engage stakeholders and foster collaborations to drive the transition to a sustainable, net-zero energy system. The program also introduces energy justice, teaching participants how to consider social equity implications and ensure that their energy reduction strategies are inclusive and equitable. Sample course agenda.

Who should attend

  • The program is particularly relevant to executives and senior managers responsible for making strategic decisions. 
  • The program is also beneficial for policymakers, government officials, and regulatory authorities who play a critical role in shaping climate and energy policy frameworks.
  • The program is open to entrepreneurs, investors, and consultants who seek to gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with clean energy and sustainability.

Questions about Net Zero Energy Open Enrollment? Contact

Program details subject to change.